Bay Gardens Resorts has been awarded St. Lucia’s first Green Globe Gold member certification.
Three of the resort group’s five properties have been awarded this global certification for sustainable tourism – Bay Gardens Beach Resort and Spa, Bay Gardens Hotel and Bay Gardens Inn.
Green Globe’s Gold Member status is awarded to members that have been certified for five consecutive years. This prestigious designation is only possible when a member meets all requisite criteria within the Green Globe Standard for Travel & Tourism (or their sectorial Standard) and have completed the independent and mandatory onsite and desktop audits in alternating years.
Sanovnik Destang, Executive Director of the St. Lucian family-owned and -operated group of hotels, said: “We are honored and proud to have been awarded this Gold certification. We have always emphasized the importance of environmental protection and sustainability and will continue with our conservation activities in an effort to reduce our carbon footprint.”
Guido Bauer, Green Globe’s CEO, said: “This is a major achievement and we should pay great respect to Bay Gardens’ management and staff for protecting their beautiful destination and supporting local communities.”